An Aussie vacation with the family can mean a multitude of things. It could mean staying at a holiday resort on the coast, a trek through the mountains, or a fun-filled visit to the nature reserves. Given that you can’t do it all, and certainly not those high flying activities like skydiving with the children, you need to keep your itinerary family-friendly. More importantly, you need to find things to do that will satisfy everyone, and everyone has different tastes. So, here are several activities that you and your whole brood can enjoy.
Visit One of the Many Zoos
You can get a taste of Australia and plenty of other countries too when you visit the Aussie zoos. This continent is home to some of the most unique wildlife around the world. You can go to the open range zoo in the city centre, 225 hectares of wild savannah life. You can go on a safari with your family and see lions, gorillas, monkeys, and cheetahs.You may even get to pet some of the animals that are friendly to humans. If your children are under the age of 16, take them there on the weekend and they will be eligible for free entry too.
Enjoy the City Skyline from Up High
If you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle, take a tour around the city. The night-time can be ideal for checking out the city lights. One of the best things to do in Melbourne with kids is climb the tallest building in the city and look out from way up high at the beautiful skyline. Grab a bite to eat while enjoying the 360 degree view of the city from almost 300 meters in the air. If your children love adventure, this will be sure to get them excited.
Check out a Water Park
Aussie is surrounded by water, but most of those beaches are pretty rough waters for little kids. Instead, you can have some real family fun at a water park. There’s something for everyone at these spots, with storeys and storeys of water slides and swimming pools to excite even the most experienced thrill seekers. These parks are quite literally an aquatic playground for adults and children alike.
Picnic and Barbecue
You can still visit the beach, and you should, since it’s one of the many things that Aussie is famous for. One of the best family activities you can do there is have a barbecue picnic. A lot of beaches and parks have designated areas for visitors to have their own little parties and grill some delicious meaty delights. You might find your family making friends with the locals and swapping recipes too.
There really is no end to what you can do in Melbourne city. You’ll have to visit a few times to really see it all. You can find a host of amusement parks, nature reserves, and museums to give every family member a treat. The suggestions in this list don’t even crack the surface, but they are certainly a good place to start!